Go away ... Natasha Ramirez was allegedly turned away from hospital while in labour with Anjelita.
“We don’t have enough room tonight.” Sounds like Obama’s Hellcare program has started.
What an adorable baby!
Darling baby, but who knew they had started invading and colonizing Australia?
A member of my extended family in a mid-size city in Ontario, Canada noted to my wife and I that she arrived at the hospital mid-afternoon, after spending most of the first stage of labor at home. There were no beds when she arrived, and she spent an hour in the lobby, and was then transfered to a bed in the hallway - with three other women ahead of her “in line”. After a few hours, she requested an epidural and was told it could not be administered in the hall because that area was not sufficiently sterile (a good call, but pathetic). The staff told her she was a ways to giving birth because she was still only 7 cm with contractions about 10 minutes apart, but that a room would be available soon. As if those indicators cannot change over a short time...
Long story short, they finally get her a room before transition stage, get the epidural in, and she gives birth with no complications. The room they put her in was a “standard” birthing room for that hospital (and probably Canadian hospitals in general) - a ward-style deal with 4 beds and 2 baths, with the women afforded the privacy of drapes.
Not too bad for “free”. Apparently you can pay extra for a private or semi-private room, but you have to book fairly far in advance (great for giving birth, lol).
See, this is how you drive the price down. And as the demographic profile changes, our increasingly inverted population and tax pyramids will necessitate truly creative cost-savings techniques (more than one old person per euthanasia chamber? Airline-style birthing wards?).
What a nightmare for mom and baby. I wonder - if she had pulled over on the ride back home and called an ambulance, would one have come? Would they have taken her to the hospital or delivered in the vehicle?
Aaaah, government healthcare, coming soon to a location near you.